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Lufthansa March passenger sales up 3 percent
April 10, 2013 / 11:19 AM / 5 years ago

Lufthansa March passenger sales up 3 percent

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said passenger sales in terms of revenue-seat kilometres rose by 3 percent in March.

Passengers queue at check-in desks of German air carrier Lufthansa at the airline's main hub, the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, March 11 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The load factor - a measure of how full its planes are - rose by 2.8 percentage points to 79.5 percent. Cargo volumes fell 4.4 percent.

Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) on Tuesday said passenger traffic rose 2.2 percent in March, helped by the early timing of Easter this year, while German rival Air Berlin (AB1.DE), which is streamlining its operations as it seeks to cut debt, said March numbers fell 8 percent.

Reporting by Victoria Bryan

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